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Rolls-Royce Welcomes EVA Air as a New Trent XWB-97 Engine Customer

Rolls-Royce has welcomed EVA Air as a new customer, with the carrier including Rolls-Royce Trent engines in their fleet for the first time.  The order includes 18 Trent XWB-97 which will power EVA Air’s recent Airbus A350-1000 order.

Rolls-Royce Trent XWB Engine Closeup - Courtesy Rolls-Royce

On Friday (January 12, 2024), Rolls-Royce announced that EVA Air has become a new customer with the order of 18 Trent XWB-97 engines to power their fleet of newly-ordered Airbus A350-1000s.  EVA Air has also selected Rolls-Royce’s TotalCare service which provides operational certainty for customers by transferring time on wing and maintenance cost risks to Rolls-Royce.  The premium service is supported by data delivered via the Rolls-Royce advanced engine health monitoring system.

In Friday’s order announcement, Rolls-Royce’s Chief Customer Officer – Civil Aerospace, Ewen McDonald, said,

We warmly welcome EVA Air as a new Rolls-Royce customer and we are delighted to sign this Letter of Intent for a TotalCare maintenance agreement for their Trent XWB-97 engines.  This announcement will support their journey to modernise their fleet for better efficiency, reliability and customer experience.  We look forward to building our relationship with EVA Air and to providing operational excellence with our world-class Trent XWB-97 engine and TotalCare service.”

Also commenting on the Trent XWB-97 order, EVA Air’s President, Clay Sun, added,

“We are delighted to announce the order of 18 Trent XWB-97 powered A350-1000s to support our future long-haul requirements.  We believe the proven efficiency and reliability of Trent XWB-97 will make the engine a perfect choice for EVA Air to grow in the long-range market.  The engine also brings significant reductions in carbon emissions, which is in line with our company’s sustainability goals.  We will work closely with Rolls-Royce to make sure the aircrafts deliver the best flying experience for our customers.”

EVA Air Airbus A350-1000 Rendering - Courtesy Airbus

Over five years of service, the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-97 has proven its reliability and durability with over two million engine flying hours, which is expected to increase to more than five million by 2025.  As the world’s most efficient large aero engine, the Trent XWB will help accelerate EVA Air’s commitment to sustainability.  The engine is currently certified to operate on a 50 percent SAF blend, and has proven compatibility with 100 percent SAF for the future. 


Source: Rolls-Royce Holdings plc

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